About the Course
The course is run by full-time blacksmith and experienced teacher David Stephenson. Forging skills are largely learned by experience so the course is very hands-on.
During the morning we work on a range of forging skills, including tapering,controlled bending,punching, twisting,and riveting. We work on real projects so that students have a range of small completed items to take home.
After lunch we work on a more ambitious project, developing the skills covered during the morning and extending into splitting and possibly fire welding.
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What's included in the price?
All tools and materials are provided.
Please wear boots and old work clothes, preferably not of a nylon fleece material. Other safety equipment is provided.
Refreshments and a home-cooked vegetarian lunch are included.
We generally work with individual students providing 1:1 tuition but can accommodate up to 2 students together.
On-site bed and breakfast accommodation can be arranged for a relaxing break in the North York Moors National Park.
Just had an amazing day with David.
A very good teacher who explains and shows you everything you need to know. Very patient and to top it all off a few great things to take home! Cannot recommend him enough and looking forward to booking my next course.
Arnold Lester - - #26196
My son (16) has just spent the most amazing day with David. David is a fantastic teacher, patient and extremely talented. He has worked with my son (who has aspergers) to produce the most amazing pieces. He has had the best day ever! We feel very lucky and privileged to have found him and can't recommend him enough. Thank you! The first day of many!...
Ann Burrows - - #25849
I learnt so much with David, who is very patient and informative. I also enjoyed a wonderful lunch in the afternoon (which was specially catered for me as it was gluten free). I've come away with some excellent makes to display in my home, such a super interesting craft and I would certainly recommend giving it a go.
Jennifer - - #25213
This was an excellent course which had a programme of work that took you through some of the basic skills.
David is an excellent tutor, always calm, and leads you through the different processes whilst giving you the feeling that you are always in control of your own work.
I would highly recommend this course for anybody, although it may be a totally different experience it is something that you will enjoy, and remember, and have practical evidence to show.
I also had a great lunch. Many thanks David.
Kevin Stones - - #23855
I enquired about this course as a present for my partner and was so happy with the response I got from David, no question I asked was too silly or too much trouble. Before I even met David I felt at ease and very comfortable liaising with him.
I booked a day as fast as I could and surprised my partner with it on the day. David allowed me to stay as a spectator and I was treated to a vast well of knowledge from David about the profession. He was very patient with my partner the whole way throughout the day and he provided an amazing tasty fresh lunch. 'I couldn't of asked for any more from a black smithing course', (my partners words), and my partner left feeling challenged, accomplished and as though he had learnt some valuable lessons.
I would highly recommend this course with David.
Tammy Linley - - #22786
I had a really lovely time doing this course. David is such a pleasant person to be around and a very patient teacher. I would highly recommend this course to anyone contemplating it. I had a thoroughly enjoyable day. Don't hesitate, just book. I promise you will not be disappointed.
Daniel - - #22785
Just spent a fantastic day learning blacksmithing basics with David.
He is an excellent, experienced (and patient) tutor and teaches all techniques on practical pieces that can be taken home at the end of the day.
I have learnt a lot for my first ever try at this really interesting craft, including how to correct my mistakes!
I am happy to thoroughly recommend this course and David.
Sheila Downing - - #22495
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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